A fifteen year old animal rights campaigner from the Isle of Wight has been recognised by an international organisation.
PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) has give Jasmine Heath from Cowes a 'Compassionate Teen' award for her work to raise awareness of animal cruelty.
PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi praised Jasmine, saying that 'her actions will inspire other teens to choose a cruelty-free lifestyle, and she deserves to be recognised for her leadership and kindness.'
As well as working towards her GCSEs, Jasmine speaks publicly, writes songs and runs a website on animal-related topics.
Jasmine, nicknamed Jazzy, told Isle of Wight Radio the award is a dream come true.
'It's like my life aim is happening so it's really good', she said.
As well as catching the attention of PETA, Jasmine's petitions have reached the offices of royalty and politicians.
'I got replies from the Prince of Wales' secretary and the Prime Minister's secretary which was crazy and amazing.
'I feel that every living species on earth deserves the right to free will and freedom, and hopefully I'll be able to open the hearts of more people and enlighten others to choose a cruelty-free lifestyle and help more animals'.